One of my favorite ways to cool off in the summer is with a glass of homemade iced tea. I've been keeping a pitcher in the fridge for most of the summer and I love infusing it with fresh, fragrant herbs from the farmer's market. I picked up a big bunch of mint at the market yesterday, so I thought I would share the way I like to make iced green tea flavored with this cooling herb.
I heat 2 quarts of water in my tea kettle and pour it in a pitcher with 2 Luzianne family size green tea bags (1 family size tea bag = 3 or 4 regular tea bags). Then I mix in 1/4 cup of sugar and 3 large stems of fresh mint. I let the mixture steep for 7 minutes, then remove the tea bags and mint stems. I let the pitcher cool off, then keep it chilled in the fridge. My preference is to serve this drink with ice and a little mint leaf garnish!
Do you have any creative ways to flavor iced tea? I'd love to hear them!